Oakley & Deane Parish Council
Oakley Football Club
Oakley Football Club is a Charter Standard FA affiliated football club for children, with teams from U6 to U18 with separate girl’s teams at U9, U11 and U18. The club currently has over 300 children training and playing football in the Peter Houseman, Winchester & District, Reading and East Berks and the East Berks Football Alliance Leagues.
Oakley FC was formed in 1967, and celebrated its 50th Birthday in 2017. In 1967, Peter Houseman, a well-respected and successful footballer playing for Chelsea F.C, moved to Oakley and began organising youth football in the area and as a result, Oakley FC was born.
From this, a youth league was formed. ‘The Basingstoke and District Boys Sunday League’, comprised of six Clubs; Oakley, South Ham, Wellington, Buckskin, Rotherwick, and Worting. Of those six Clubs, Oakley is the only Club still in existence.
Sadly, in March 1977, Peter Houseman was killed in a car crash and the League was re-named as ‘The Peter Houseman Youth League’ to commemorate his valuable contribution to grass roots Football in the area.
Oakley FC is run entirely by volunteers and plays at two sports grounds, Peter Houseman and Newfound managed by Oakley & Deane Parish Council. The Club welcomes new children to join, contact details for the appropriate age group can be found on the club website at oakleyfc.teamer.net